Thursday, January 14, 2010
Waiting for disaster.
After hearing and watching the disaster in Haiti, I have resolved to wait my own disaster. It is not as if I am not doing this everyday, because in life we all wait for disaster to strike.
Yes, this may seem paranoid, but let me explain. You see, everyday people are faced with disaster. People are diagnosed with cancer and given only months to live. Sons go to war and never come back, or daughter meet an accident. There are people abandoned by the ones they love, and then there is nature's unstoppable wrath.
It is rare to meet a person who has not faced at least a small disaster. So, I will wait... I will wait for my disaster to come. For my father to fall ill. For someone to leave me and not come back. For a denial of my application. For the dormant fault line to start to quiver and shake. For a dream unfulfilled.
I will wait because if I don't, this disaster might caught me by surprise and if I am not prepared, I may fail to be strong and I may fall apart. Falling a part is not an option I can accept. So even when it may seem cynical and morbid to wait for disaster to strike. For me, it actually seem to be a rational thing to do as I am more likely to survive if I plan ahead of time and be prepared when the unthinkable happens.
Will you, too?